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CSPAN
Oct 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
dislike about congress? give us a call, send us an e- mail or tweet, or post on our facebook page. 14% of the public approves of the job that congress is doing according to the latest poll, lower than the other elections when the majority partner -- party is on the verge of losing power in the house. they asked several questions about the approval rating of congress, with little hope of what that deficit reduction committee could do. when they passed how likely that republicans and democrats will agree on a deficit reduction plan, 20% say it is likely, a 24% say that it is unlikely. -- 74% say that it is unlikely. they also ask if they could not agree, that is, the super committee, do you support or oppose major cuts from military and domestic programs? 57% oppose that idea, 36% supported. on president john -- on president obama's approval rating, it slipped from 47% before the debt ceiling debate, to 42% now with 54% disapproving, a record low 35% approve of his handling of the economy. this is a change from september when they were evenly split at 42% each. some republicans say
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2011 7:00am EDT
want to reach out electronically and send us an e- mail, journal@c-span.org. will take calls on this topic momentarily. "wall street journal," this morning, an editorial called killing awlaki. down lower, the editors right. write -- to your calls this morning on this topic. on a republican line, you are up first from queens, new york. i wanted to mention caller: that in 2006, a young senator from illinois gave a major speech on the senate. woody said in those remarks, i think, was a strong defense of habeas corpus. we need to give people a trial before we take justice. they can from the current president barack obama. that speech can be read in reviewed by the young people in college and high school. he made the point that whoever the terrorist is, the greater terrorists, the more we want to catch the person, put them on trial for the respect of the law and the right if human beings as our country was founded. if we find that he tried to hurt any of us, then we would execute that justice, but first we want to try people. that is all that we're saying. let us make sure that justi
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2011 7:00am EDT
-737-0002. if you wish to send us an e- mail, journal@c-span.org. our twitter address is twitter.com/c-spanwj. it is also our question of the day on facebook. if you have not seen it yet, here it is. >> mark bloc here. since january, i have had the privilege of being the chief of staff of herman cain. tomorrow, we are one day closer to the white house. i really believe that herman cain will foot the united back in the united states of america. if i did not believe that, i would not be here. america has never seen a candidate like herman cain. we need you to get involved. together, we can do this. we can take this country back. america, one voice, united we stand ♪ host: this is the blog from "the washington post." host: "the guardian," newspaper this morning has this -- "the worst ad in history of politics. " if you go to the state -- the pages of "the weekly standard, closed but they have a link to the ad. host: that is just some of the reaction this morning as far as web blogs. if you want to give us a call, the numbers will be on the screen. herman cain supporters, 202-737- 0001.
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2011 7:00am EDT
project on u.s. prohibition. later, stephen tankel of american university joins us to discuss pakistan and global terrorism. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] host: house and senate members are back in washington this week with a vote to keep the government running for six weeks scheduled in the house today. yesterday the senate moves forward on a bill to punish china for keeping the value of the currency lower. and on capitol hill, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will appear before the joint economic committee at 10:00 a.m. to discuss operation twist, the next efforts to boost the economy. live coverage on c-span 3 this morning. president obama will travel to texas to stump for his jobs bill, pledging monday to personally lobby congressional leaders to pass legislation. we will begin with campaign 2012 this morning and get your perspective on a presidential bid from new jersey gov. chris christie. he has not said if he is in or out but we want to hear from all of you this morning. we also hav
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
tactics employed by president clinton. to get your taught -- thoughts, if you want to give us a call, the numbers are on the bottom of your screen. to give you some context about the president's' initiative this week, let's show you a bit of tape first. first up, we're going to show you -- this is president obama and here's a bit about the message that he is sending and the message theapts to send particularly as he faces congress. >> on monday we announce a new policy to help families whose home values have fallen to refinance their mortgages and to save up to thousands of dollars a year. all these steps aren't going to take the place of the needed action that congress has to get going on. they're still going to have to pass this jobs bill. they have to create jobs, they've got to grow the economy. but these executive actions we're taking can make a difference. and i've told my administration that we are going to look every single day to figure out what can we do without congress? steps that can save you money and make government more efficient and responsive and help heal this
CSPAN
Oct 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
-737-0002. you can also send us an e-mail. journal@c-span.org. or you can send us a tweet. twitter.com/c-spanwj. maxwell, your reaction to his comments? caller: should we really be surprised? they hid bin laden until the united states found him. should we really be surprised about what he had to say? i do understand the united states of america. we send all of this money to these other countries when we have people sleeping on the steps of the capital. they always stabbed us in the back. i do not understand. host: thank you for the call. norman, massachusetts. good morning. caller: it seems to me that hamid karzai has no choice in the matter. the u.s. is carrying on this terrible war against the afghanistan people. if people are asking the u.s. to ask this pashtun genocide. he has no choice. he has to stand against the murder programs that the u.s. is carrying out in pakistan. host: thank you for the call. from our twitter page, hamid karzai saying -- host: twitter.com/c-spanwj is our handle. you can also send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. we are getting your reaction
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
at the leadership style. on the line with us is mark landler, who wrote the article for "the new york times." thank you for being with us. guest: good morning. glad to be here. host: give us the essence of what you explored in your piece. guest: i was exploring the way president obama has begin to set out a discernible foreign policy. as you said, it contrasts quite clearly with the bush administration and many presidents before him. it is one that emphasizes surgical strikes over massive troop deployment. it focuses on building a coalition and collective action. all of the elements of that were on display in the libya operation, where, as you know, the president acted only after building up support from nato allies and arab neighbors of libya, but actually by insisting that france and britain take a lead role in the air campaign with the u.s. providing front end logistical support and not actually providing the ongoing air power. this was a model that was really very different than what we saw in iraq and afghanistan. it raises all sorts of questions. i suppose the most obvious
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2011 7:00am EDT
on this decision by the white house. if you want to give us a call, the numbers are on the screen. if you want to send us an e- mail, make your thoughts on -- thoughts known by that. journal@cspan.org, and if you are familiar with twitter and can keep your comments to 140 characters are less, twitter .com, @cspanwj. the long term health programs scrapped. it says -- joining us to talk about this program and a bit of an expulsion, macon mccarthy who talks about the subjects -- made egan mccarthy from the " national journal." guest: it was a lesser-known piece of the health-care law. it was a voluntary program that would cover people for long-term care. it was something that medicare does not pick up. advocates consider it an important piece of the law. host: who would be eligible for this type of program and what kind of benefit would they have received? guest: the way the law was written, it was very specific about who would qualify. one of the big issues was that if he made enough money to qualify for social security, only $1,200 a year, then you were able to qualify for this pro
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
, you can contact us electronically as well be a email -- here is rick perry yesterday at the western republican leadership conference. >> scrapping of the 3 million words of the current tax code -- starting over with something simpler, a flat tax. i want to make the tax code so simple that even timothy geithner can file his taxes -- taxes on time. host: from "the financial times" this morning -- that is from "the financial times" this morning. ian "the wall street journal" on this issue of the flat tax -- mr. perry hinted the direction he would take when he criticized mr. cain's idea -- that is an "the wall street journal." 202 is the area code -- john is an independent in lancaster, pennsylvania. caller: it has not worked. nobody has really come up with a good idea. steve forbes drive this many years ago and it did not work. herman cain's thing is ridiculous and perry i think is grabbing at straws. we need tax reform. what the republicans are doing is trying to get taxes so low that social services will be curtailed, everything will be privatized, so they can just go hand-in-hand wi
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2011 7:00am EDT
in the conversation, the numbers are -- if you want to get in touch with us electronically this morning, the address on e-mail is journal@c-span.org. if you want to follow the conversation on facebook, our address is facebook.com/cspan. here is the op-ed in this morning's "the wall street journal" by harold ford, jr., who writes -- host: the op-ed piece by harold ford, jr. goes on to say -- host: we want to find out from you -- where are the job? are they in your neighborhood, in your town, in your state? our first call comes from gastonia, n.c. on the line for independents. you are on the "washington journal." caller: the jobs have left america -- occupy wall street should be talking about free trade. when congress gets together and passes these last three trade bills -- watch the jobs had to panama, south korea, and colombia. it's a shame when congress gets together. i would rather they keep fighting. host: let's move on to georgia on the line for democrats. george, you are on the "washington journal." go ahead. caller: i know there are jobs out there. i know there are jobs ou
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
1960's. so the 1% did not want to pay the rest of us $3.50 an hour in the 1960's. host: you can also send us e- mail at journal@c-span.org. this is the scene from times square. that is the nasdaq symbol, not far from broadway and became crown zero and the new york rallies go across the globe. here is a story, that the world wide protest were not court netted but not quite spontaneous. -- coordinated but not quite spontaneous. that essentially summarizes what happened over the weekend inside the "new york times" and robert joins us from of rhode island. caller: where it should be heading is that we have all of these people unemployed due to jobs being sent overseas. they should bring them back for the same about money, and i can almost guarantee you -- i am an accountant -- they could manufacture those jobs here in the united states, give people a living wage, give them pensions and fringe benefits and put people back to work. just like the person they call before, who has the skills in textiles, items like that. put them back to work by starting to open up those close the factories,
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2011 7:00am EDT
independents, 202-624-0760. please allow 30 days between your calls. you can contact us electronically as well. e-mail us batboy twitter.com/c- spanwj -- e-mail us at twitter.com/c-spanwj, or you can -- e-mail us at journal@c- span.org, send us a twitter at twitter.com/c-spanwj, or post to our facebook page. mr. constantine is the author of open quote price list: bringing down the visa and mastercard cartel." bank of america said recently that they would charge $5 a month for the use of debit cards. they argued they were forced to make that change because of regulations that alter the economics of the card. other banks agreed. jamie time and put the effect of the regulation this way. if you are a restaurant that cannot charge for the soda, you will charge more for the burger. merely an attempt to rationalize and ought to stay one of the largest illegal transfers of wealth from consumers to banks in american history. deborah carr is developed by banks for paper checks. the bank saves money. in the 1980's, these a calculated the savings -- >> "usa today," the lead editorial, "what about cap
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
program, the comments made by the defense secretary. your thoughts? you can also reach us electronically. if you have called us in bill last 30 days, -- called us in the last three days, pick up a keyboard. you can follow us on twitter @cspanwj or on facebook. this is the way the story is reported yesterday, the lead story in this morning's "washington times." "defense secretary says automatic spending cuts would be words."s' in his the article goes on to say -- that is what we want to talk about for the first half-hour of the program. we want to show you a little bit about what the defense secretary had to say to the house armed services committee, covered by c-span yesterday. this is where the secretary talks to the committee about congressional dysfunction being a national security issue. >> i think that one of the great national security threats is the this functionality of the but congress and its inability to confront the issues we face now. i think your concern is this committee that has been established might fail to provide the leadership that has been given, or t
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
last six months, give us a call at the first telephone number. if you have gained a job in the last six months, your number is the second number. if you have stopped looking for work altogether right now, the last number. you can also reach us electronically by e-mail. journal@c-span.org. you can also join us on twitter or facebook. this is how it is being reported in some of the major newspapers. the jobs numbers that came out yesterday in the "washington post," it is their lead headline. jobs report offers a respite. the unemployment rate holding steady at nine want -- 9.1%. >> in the "new york times," also their lead story -- also, of one more item that we want to take a look at before we go to the phones. the front page of this morning's "wall street journal." this is a story from the "wall street journal." we will get back to that later in this segment. we want to talk about the story behind the unemployment numbers. the first call comes from washington, d.c., on our line for those who have lost a job in the last six months. michael, you are on the "washington journal." >> actu
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2011 7:00am EDT
us an e-mail or tweet, or find us on facebook. what you think about the idea of protecting the unemployed from bais when they go looking for job -- from bias. selena katia found a temporary job at a delivery company that master qualifications. but the 55-year-old from cleveland said the reporter from the employment agency if told her she would not be considered for the job since she had been out of work too long. do you think this is necessary? have you experienced discrimination? let's look at what is happening with the jobs bill. that will be up for votes in the senate tomorrow. the senate looks at taking up that legislation. it has been nearly two weeks since president obama urged a crowd of supporters in denver to turn up the heat on lawmakers in washington to pass the $447 -- $447 billion jobs bill. let's go to the phones call. and from west palm beach, democrats line, richard, good morning. caller: good morning. why do they give the president sent a hard time to pass a jobs bill? i have been out of work five years. i cannot find a job. host: do you feel like the fact that
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2011 7:00am EDT
column. here is the number to call. you can also e-mail us jou rnal@cspan.org. you can also find us on are on facebook under the handle of c-span. let's take a look at what he writes. why haven't there been a tea party on the left and can the president develop a functional relationship, he says those questions are not asked very often. do you think there is the equivalent of 80 party on the left, or would you like to see more of a warrant? let's hear from the democrats' line. caller: i think it would be a great idea to have 80 party on the left. -- a tea party on the left. more exposure to that health care act, not obama care. i can tell you three instances where it really helped out my family and relatives. i think it would be a great idea. host: what would the major tenants of it be? what would our people together? caller: kind of like the wall street protesters. the american middle class is slowly disappearing. i have been knocked down to about $28,000 a year, which is poverty level basically. the death of the middle-class is one of the things that holds together the nation. [uninte
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2011 7:00am EDT
always, you can also be involved with email or send us a tweet. thursday morning. it is a foggy day in the nation's capital. we will try to break through all of that with the discussion of the passage of the free-trade agreement. with so much discussion about the economy, we would like to hear what you think about this and whether this is a plus for the economy. whether it will be a job creator or something that will affect jobs in the united states in a negative way. all lines are open and you can send an e-mail or tweet or comments on facebook. a story from "the new york times" about this. someone who has been following these trade negotiations for quite awhile, writes for bloomberg and business week -- "bloombergbusinessweek" has a story about the passage. what do you think about the "the new york times" analysis? guest: this is actually the biggest in terms of a trade partner, the biggest trade partner we have a free-trade agreement with. since a naphtha -- since nafta and 1994 -- talking about south korea. it is a larger deal compared to the ones that were signed in the past decad
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
, here are the numbers. if you want to send us an e- mail, at this is our e-mail address. the baltimore sun has the president's announcement broken down by the numbers. obama says troops out of iraq by december 31. announcement marks the close of one of the longest and divisive awards in the country's history. the war in iraq by the numbers. 4482, the u.s. military deaths in iraq since then. $700 billion, excluding the human toll, the cost of the military operation in iraq, according to the defense department. 170,000, the height of the u.s. involvement, the number of u.s. troops serving in iraq. 39,000, the number of u.s. troops remaining in iraq today. 160, the number of troops that would remain after december 31. to help us get some more perspective on this story, we bring in by telephone, and james kitfield. welcome to the "washington journal." give us a little bit of perspective on this. talk as to how the president to got to where he made the announcement yesterday. guest: this is a case of political ambivalence on both sides. president obama ran for election on the idea that he o
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2011 7:00am EDT
could use a boost right now. here is what this is going to me. because of this change, about 1.6 million americans could see their payments go down by hundreds of dollars a month. that includes some of the students who are here today. host: for those of you who are interested in the particulars, in the business section of "the new york times," there is a half-page q&a at the particulars of the student loan rule. oakleigh they will answer the detailed questions about timing, eligibility, and consolidation, clearing up confusion about the new student loan rules. the theme of the cost of college -- huffington post. heroes when they filed yesterday. "as president obama announced new measures to ease the burden of the student loan debt, new figures painted a demoralizing picture of college costs. average fees rose an additional $631 this fall, or 8.3%, compared with a year ago. nationally, the cost of a full credit load past $8,000 in all- time highs. throw in a room and board, the average list price for state schools is $17,000 a year, according to 20 annual reports for college costs
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2011 7:00am EDT
joins us on the phone. he is with politico. one of the several reporters that have been working on this story. how exactly did this come about? tell us about your reporting. guest: thank you for having me. we have been reporting the story for the last three weeks or so. during that period of time we have talked to dozens of individuals. we have about half a dozen sources on these actual allegations themselves. current employees, former employees of the organization, current and past members of the board, as well as sources who are close to this washington trade group. two female employees in the late 1990's when mr. cain was the ceo, were uncomfortable and angry about a series of verbal and physical gestures toward them that were of a suggested nature, so much so that they went to colleagues and senior officials at the organization to complain about the treatment. these women subsequently received five figure cash payouts to late -- leave the organization. as part of that, they signed non-disclosure agreements so they would not discuss what happened. we have seen documentation in o
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
trouble. host: but was it worth, if you do not mind telling us? caller: the house was paid for. it was refinanced. it was valued at $190,000. after the refinance they promised me, based on a strong income and everything else -- when i went to closing, they said that it was worth less than half. host: say that again? $50,000? caller: it was valued at $190,000. it got devalued to $90,000. and then they wanted to pop open an adjustable in my face. it was a ridiculous business decision. tell the people of america not to look at their homes as a personal check of personality. look at it as a very bad business decision that was hoodwinked by wall street and the bankers, as we all know. host: let's get some other voices in here. samuel? caller: i do not think that it will help the vast majority of homeowners. they say that this program will only help 1 million. at the end of the day, the people that make these programs and decisions are rich. they are so far removed from the average working person, they cannot come up with any program to help the average working person. the jobs are not there
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2011 7:00am EDT
across to us on the "washington journal." we welcome your comments there as well. here is one on the work of this super committee. this story on reuters, they call it an exclusive. as they do their work, democrats want tax hikes to be the first item negotiated. they are afraid that taxes will not be talked about at all. dallas, texas, crystal, independent, good morning. caller: this is one of the biggest discussions that you could ever really solve. however you put it, everyone has their own suggestion. the gentle man who made the remark as to section 8 and how they walk around with cellphones and stuff like that. honestly, as a single mother, i know someone who -- as someone who gets the help, he can kiss my bottom. he has no idea what it is to struggle and do the best for your kids. they're people that work their butts off every single day and they work and then they make minimum wage, which barely pays for their gas, let alone their electric bills, $300 a month. unfortunately, he honestly has never had to deal with that. as for the attorney general's office, women can go to court
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2011 7:00am EDT
religious faith. 202-737-0002, 0001 for tkefpls. give us a call and tell us whether you think faith matters, specifically mitt romney's mormon faith. you can e-mail us also. response from this bill bennett it is bigotry. bill bennett speaking at the value voters summit rebucking the pastor who described morm mormonism as a cult. bennett said the baptist church leader had given the voice of bigotry in his remarks. jefress gave a fiery speech endorsing perry and later told reporters he didn't believe romney is a christian. our phone lines are open. first is rebecca from grand rapids, michigan line for democrats. does mitt romney's faith matter, rebecca? good morning. caller: some time our mother got then she sent me out to brigham young which was a wonderful college. the got no complaints about people or, you know, the college or anything like that. the problem with mormonism is that it has these goofy ideas la like that god was once a man and in other words your goal in life when you become a mormon is to obey all the rules and there are a million of them, and when you get married in the tem
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
want to cook up another product of something. -- pot of something. herman cain is trying to give us a simple answer to the largest, deepest, and widest economic malaise that we have seen in our country's history and it is not that easy. host: david is a republican in texas. caller: good morning. i think he has an interesting plan and it's more or less a starting point. the discussion on sunday with david gregory was in lightning. opponents cannot seem to understand the underlying idea that there are so many hidden taxes passed through the cost of goods to everyone, and we will pay the national sales tax, but overall we will be paying a lower price of goods and services. look at the cost of telecommunications 20 years ago, a three-minute phone call from texas to georgia was probably $5. it's practically free now. there's does so much. the thing that i would like to see, whether we could someday get to a fair tax, we take hundreds of billions of dollars to collect these taxes. making a flat tax and fare system that collects money that's lost through the underground economy and such will
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
joins us. we will talk with tucker carlson of the "daily caller" about the republican presidential race. and then a look at the health of the other end largest banks. yalman onaran of "bloomberg businessweek" is our guest. ♪ host: jenin the pagano appears before the senate to the sherry -- janet napolitano appears before the senate judiciary committee this morning. in other news, from "the wall street journal," this morning, the pentagon restricting the amount of detainee is coming out of guantanamo bay. as a sign of growing popularity, fantasy sports leagues have launched a political action committee. it is october 19, a 3 hour program for you today. in an interview with abc news that took place yesterday, president obama compared the occupy wall trapped -- walt -- occupy wall street's movements and that he party -- and the tea party. what did you see previously when it came to the tea party as far as the tone of the rally and messages delivered? 202-737-0001 for those of you who support the occupied protest. -- occupy protest. 202-737-000240 party supporters. -- 0002 for tea party s
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
. joining us on the phone, a u.s. foreign-policy national security editor. let's begin with what we know about these connections to the iranian government. caller: a good question. iran has not been known to attack targets in the united states. certainly in recent years. while we are all skeptical, evidence seems to show significant ties to iran. host: what is the evidence? caller: one of the main suspects says that he was working with people that he believed to be part of the elite arm of the islamic revolutionary guard corps. i will not say wiretaps, but there appears to be elements in which there were plots discussed their and money transfers. host: what parts of the iranian government? there are different parts there now. caller: this reminds me of the curve awful a few weeks ago in cobble -- kabul, where pakistan was allegedly involved, but it was elements of the intelligence agency. if this holds true, it is elements of the islamic -- iranian military guard corps. it has grown and now controls vast amounts of business and entities within iran. that is sort of the paramilitary arm t
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2011 7:00am EDT
change education in america? john is joining us on the line for all others from lancaster, pennsylvania. caller: i would go with raising teachers' salaries 15% to 20%. i would recommend -- this is a tough one because it is a local issue -- to eliminate at least 25% of administrators. that is where the big salaries go. that is for all the gobbledygook gets involved. i would like to mention one other thing. you guys have had a blackout of occupy wall street and i think it is a disservice. it is one of the biggest things going on in the whole country. and you are talking about education. republicans are not going to do anything about education. democrats are having trouble. and you guys have ignored it. host: we talked about that last week. karen is a parent from florida. caller: good morning. i am just calling to say -- charter schools is a great option. my husband is a teacher and his children work of a charter school as well as we send our kids there. they have the ability to get rid of bad teachers and keep their cost down that way and pay their good teachers more. it really has been a
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
numbers are on the screen. host: we will also take your tweets and you can sends us an e-mail. we begin with this editorial tame for boehner and -- time for boehner and house republicans to bring obama to heel saying boehner is right congress can limit what presidents can do by denying the funds or limiting how the funds can be spent. it quotes political scientists who wrote in their book the basic symbols of the american political tradition congress has the ultimate weapon in any show down with either of the two branches of the federal government but the question is why are we just now hearing about this warning to obama nearly a year after voters restored boehner's party as majority status. that warning last week on the laura ingram show and the president we can't wait. spending a couple of days in western states, in colorado and nevada and california talking about a number of programs to help homeowners in trouble and student loans of people who may be facing default. the president talking about the executive orders to jump start the economy and help people who need help the most. >>
CSPAN
Oct 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
the jobs plan, i think it's a great idea, but you see us republicans, we made a big mistake by not accepting the jobs plan. and we made a big mistake because now president obama is going to drag out the jobs plan, he's going to do it piece by piece over these months, and the american people are going to actually know what's in the bill. and that plays to our disadvantage. we should have taken the bill, accepted it, you know, if it worked, it worked. if it didn't work, it didn't work, because the american people forget. they have short memories. now we're going to drag it all out. that's my opinion. host: a little bit more on the political side from this piece this morning -- host: we need bold, bipartisan action in congress, said mr. obama's communications director. host: here's a little bit from john mccain recently on the president's three-day jobs tour that he took. here's what he had to say. >> so, the president has taken to the road. i mean, he spent a number of minutes attacking our plan, and i understand that. i think he has the, certainly in a political venue, the right and
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2011 7:00am EDT
night. words being used are visionary, a changed society, and a comparison to edison. the president called him the embodiment of the spirit of ingenuity. we like to hear from you about the spirit of ingenuity and whether or not steve jobs was uniquely american and we want to hear your comments on out. 202-737-0002 for republicans. 202-737-0001 for democrats. 202-628-0205 four independents -- for independents. good morning. it seemed appropriate to reflect on the life and legacy of steve jobs. he built an american corporation that was known around the world. the front pages are filled with tributes to him. i thought we would open up our phone lines on your thoughts to his legacy and whether there are lessons from apple computer as its rise to prominence as we debate american jobs and the strength of our own economy. would like to talk to about that and our phone lines are open. you can send us a twitter message and an e-mail message as well. from the white house, the president has these reflections on steve jobs passing. he wrote -- "he exemplifies the spirit of american ingenuity."
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2011 7:00am EDT
confidence level? caller: the economy here, peter, is pretty good. caller: we are growing. used to be a small city. host: why bean think it is? caller: i don't know. i really don't know the answer, peter. host: what do you think about your governor running for president? caller: bad move. caller: we don't want him to win, peter. he has done too much in texas. caller: he has done a good job in texas. i want him to stay down here as governor. host: we will talk to you in a month. anthony is a republican in north dakota. caller: hello. i just would like to say that it seems like everything just keeps getting worse and due to the fact that the government keeps a running in -- butting into the economy. hello? host: we will leave it there. jean on the democrats' line. caller: i am almost losing my mind. since they stopped the cost of living increase for social security i am getting ready to sign my third lease on the 15th of november. and each year it is going up, up. my rent is going up, up. everything is going up, up. and everybody is talking about cutting social -- discontinuing socia
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